Coatings Gloss Meter
Many industries measure gloss using a coatings gloss meter to ensure the quality of their products. It has been shown that the gloss level of a product has as much psychological impact on a consumer as its color. Many products are designed with combinations of high gloss and matte finishes, maximizing their customer appeal.
Surface quality can often be assessed by measuring gloss. For example poorly cured paints or coatings can exhibit unusual gloss levels and can lead to chipping and flaking at a later stage in manufacture.
Most paints and coatings are gloss controlled from formulation, checked regularly with a coatings gloss meter during manufacture and finally during application. Changes in gloss levels anywhere in this process can lead to substantial visual differences in batches offered to the end user. Closely controlling gloss means products are produced with maximum visual impact and rejections are avoided.
A Robust Non-Contact Process Gloss Meter is also available from us built to tight NEMA standards. The non-contact gloss meter can be used on paper machines, glass lines, vinyl siding lines, super calenders, and any flat product process lines.
The protective coatings industry monitors gloss during the lifetime of a coating by using a Novo Gloss meter because as the paint ages its gloss level drops. When it reaches a preset level the structure is re-painted ensuring that a maximum lifespan is achieved from the coating without the risk of corroding the structure it protects.
Paints, plastic, and coatings are primarily controlled using the 60 degree paint gloss meter geometry, with the additional 20 and 85 degree geometries for high gloss and matte coatings.
The car industry invests in delivering products with gloss levels that have maximum appeal to end customers. Gloss levels vary from mirror finish chrome parts to very matte "soft touch" internal plastics.
High gloss finish paints for bodywork are controlled for gloss using the 20 degree angle paint gloss meter. Mid-gloss plastic and wood finishes are controlled using the 60 degree geometry and matte interior plastics using the 85 degree glossmeter.
If you require a paint gloss meter, you can choose from the English Novo Gloss LITE 60 degree glossmeter. Unfortunately we do not have gloss meters made in U.S.A. or Canada.
Perhaps your products range from a low gloss or matte appearance to a medium gloss, then you would choose a dual type gloss meter such as the Novo Gloss Lite 20-60 Dual gloss meter. If you also produce a very high gloss, then choose a triple angle paint gloss meter that measures all three angles simultaneously.
You can choose the Novo Gloss TRIO glossmeter.
The three angles of our 20/60/85 degree Novo Gloss TRIO glossmeter give maximum flexibility with improved resolution on both matte and high gloss stone finishes.
Curved parts such as steering wheels, exhausts, chromed fittings and switches are measured using the world’s only available tabletop small measurement area gloss meter available at gloss-meters.com called the Rhopoint Novo Curve.
The built-in statistical analysis feature is often used to control the variation in batches; the readings are then downloaded and stored in our gloss meter software as part of the end users quality system. This software is included as part of our kits.
Gloss-meters.com offers coatings, plastic, wood or paint gloss meter in single, dual and triple angle format, and the Rhopoint Novo Curve Glossmeter for measuring curved surfaces, making us the company with the largest range of gloss meters with the most comprehensive range of instruments on the market today.
Our Gloss Meter Kits come complete with:
- Choice of a:
Gloss Meter Calibration Tile Certificate of Calibration
Gloss Meter Instrument Certificate of Calibration
Hard Case (Except for the table top Rhopoint Novo Curve)
Computer Communications Cable
Batteries (75 and 85 degree gloss meter come with AC adapter also)
Soft Cleaning Cloth
2 Year Warranty from Rhopoint
- 20 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 45 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 60 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 75 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 85 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 20-60 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- 20-60-85 degree gloss meter from Rhopoint
- Rhopoint Novo Curve Gloss Meter
Optional Gloss Meter and Coatings Physical Testing Equipment
1) Checking Standards
Measurement tiles at other gloss levels used either to calibrate the instrument (Rhopoint only) closer to the range you measure in or as a check to determine whether the gloss meter is measuring accurately.
2) Gloss Meter Certification and Calibration Services for North America
3) Coatings Thickness Gauge
- Wireless Coating Thickness Probes (world’s only, Unique)
- Complete range of Fe, NFe, and Fe/NFe probes and meters
4) X-Rite Color Measurement Spectrophotometers
5) Gretag Macbeth Spectrophotometers i5, i7, sales, calibration & certification
6) Macbeth Light Booths – sales, calibration & certification